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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:10

DD my son with the farm open vista's all sides enquired about panels, got a quote, worked out the costs and the savings and found it would take ten years to pay for them. It seems they need cleaning on a regular basis, break down, stop working and some need replacing so he said no and installed a wood chip self loading furnace in the Barn Liz said she is now warm in every room, they used to have oil fired heating and always a open fire. Do the math DD you may get more sun than us in the NE of England.

Clear bright day here quite warm plenty of sky and I can see the Cleveland Hills which do not have snow on them.

Haggis in our neck of the woods has oatmeal, cannot imagine it with flour.


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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:29

Superior Knowledge??? no way, we come on here because we have made all the mistakes and hate to think of other people wasting time and money doing the same. If it saves time and money then I will write all day to help, my take on it is an expert is one chapter ahead of you in the book.

Hello H.C.F, ah the good old days where our knowledge of how things were done made the so called historians look like beginners but then we did it they read it in books. Hope all is well with you often think about the old crowd and smile, as I do reading posts on here though have to admit do not understand some of them.


new Rhubarb

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 14:32

Another year as Verdun says Alan, I would have pulled the gone over stems then covered the crown with a mix of well rotted manure and compost, thin on the crown but deep around it.


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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:46

Bitter knitter, sounds as if your studies are a bit boring. ICI sent me to college for 26 weeks at a very mature student age and never found it boring. Lectures research, the best library ever, the were grabbing books off me and pushing me out of the door as the lights went out. Working with young people was an eye opener, what ever age we live and learn. We did get gardening experience from parents who had to live out of the gardens, now you have to do it from scratch hence the willing help from those with some little knowledge of it.

Berghill, not all pensioners are poor, some of us have wonderful retirements until illness becomes the problem.


Victoria Plum ,

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 11:10

The timing of pruning is crucial, young trees are pruned in spring so they heal quickly, older trees pruned in summer. Diseases such as silver leaf can attack pruning wounds, it needs to be done when the trees can recover fast. Cut out in growing growth, weak or stunted branches and shape the tree as required. I assume it is fan trained if in a pot so shape the fan and restrict the growth of the branches. If it is a tree then cut it back to a manageable size. We had three Victoria plums fan trained on walls, they were old when I was alad yet bore masses of wonderful tasting plums, still warm from the sun sweet and juicy we had to fight the wasps for them.


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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:36

We have no need to justify or apologise we are free spirits. Well and truly retired I consider the forum as a club for like minded people whose main interest is gardening. Not doing any of the other mediums, face book etc. and it being winter here in the NE forget the garden until the end of Feb. Helping budding gardeners who did not have the garden orientated up bringing we had gives me pleasure, what I do with my time is up to me feeling guilty is not me, expect more posts until people tell me to Bogor.

I wrote this on my I-pad whilst watching "Sky fall" who said men cannot multi task.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:52

OK, so it takes all sorts ( liquorice are good) to make this t'reet t'queer world of ours, he is not my idea of good. Joan dragged me to see him on stage at the globe Stockton, she like most of the audiance went mad, I was left cold. Saying nothing because I dragged her to a small cinema in Yarm to see films of Opera, later burnt down, I could not prove she did it apart from a Mona Lisa smile when it was mentioned.

Brought up with wall to wall Chick Henderson, Al Bowley and Bing Crosby, my Dad loved them as well as Tauber Gigly and others I was more used to people who sang in tune. "Oh well" I will go back to practicing "Come into the garden Maud" on the piano until the mob arrive to eat all my biscuits and empty the tea caddy.



Posted: 08/01/2015 at 13:03

To fight terrorism you have to prove it does not work. Quote.

Those people are so dedicated to their beliefs that by causing chaos people will take fright and turn to them Nothing will stop them. It is the war years all over again, take them on and defeat them, turning the other cheek will just get two black eye's instead of one. They are few we many, we have defeated terrorism before in other places, a joint effort would clean them out.

Oh well back to this lovely sunny and clear day and the washing, life goes on.


Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:28

The flaming idiot who put last nights crossword in tonight's paper, I was half way through thinking "this is easy" I have cross words for him or her that would make room 101 collapse.



Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:03

Lyn, LesleyK, indeed fun, she comes to me around twelve and the house gleams when she is done. Never in a hurry to go says I am easy, no clutter and everything in its place. The cooking is what ever is for tea, today belly pork long slow roast with all the extras, her nose will be twitching. My Daughters put their foot down after the little kerfuffle in August, they found me a gem.

I can see the Hills now and it has warmed up though it is no use starting anything off as our winter hits us Jan-Feb so all our sowing is spring time, the sweet peas will go in at the end of Jan on the warming bed but that is all.

Frank, just heard her car pull on the drive.

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